Smartphones to become obsolete in 5 years, Artificial intelligence will take over

Swedish telecom expert, Ericsson, has claimed that artificial intelligence will soon become the mode of interaction and communication overpowering smartphone in the next 5 years.

The Ericsson owned Consumer Lab conducted a survey to more than 100,000 people from 40 different countries. The response was that, one in two people think that smartphone would be dead soon and in the next five years.

The Ericsson Consumer Lab report released the 10 hot consumer trends 2016. In the report, it stated that, "Smartphone users believe AI will take over many common activities, such as searching the net, getting travel guidance and as personal assistants."

As said by CNBC, artificial intelligence can even carry out tasks like playing music. Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft Cortana are all digital personal assistants that work thru artificial intelligence. Recently, the idea of artificial intelligence seems to gain much hold among the public.  

Ericsson said that, people want to kill the use of smarphones, because of the fact that people want bigger and better devices that come with power draining screens. People are also willing to get devices that offer longer battery life. This 'contradictory demand' as said by Ericsson emphasizes the need for better solutions. 

According to The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), Rebecka Cedering Ångström, Senior Advisor from the Ericsson Consumer Lab said that, "A smartphone in the hand, it's really not that practical. For example, not when one is driving a car or cooking. And there are many situations where display screens are not so good." She added to her statement that, "one in two think that smartphones will belong to the past within five years."

The SMH also said that, in the year 2007, when Apple's iPhone was launched, Ericsson failed to predict the future of mobile technology and thus lost its share in the mobile phone market in epic proportions.

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